Christopher Elst

Christopher Elst as Theseus in Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, an Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International, and one-half of the dynamic duo behind Theater RED, Christopher has acted, directed, and designed violence and intimacy for many productions at theatres in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, including Mercury Players, Renaissance Theatre Works, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Alchemist Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Splinter Group, and World’s Stage Theatre.


King John – Philip, King of France
– Ghost / Claudius
As You Like It
– Jaques
Henry V
– King of France / Sir Thomas Erpingham
Julius Caesar
– Cobbler / Lepidus / Popelius Lena / Ligarius
Merry Wives of Windsor (w/ TheaterRED)
– Parson Evans
Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theseus
Twelfth Night (Chicago) – Sir Toby Belch
Bard in the Bandshell (w/ TheaterRED) – Dromio of Ephesus
Shakespeare, I Love You: Pericles (w/ Blunt Objects) – Pericles
Othello – Montano
Taming of the Shrew – Kate
The Tempest – Caliban
Much Ado About Nothing – Verges


Merry Wives of Windsor – Master Page
Troilus & Cressida – Achilles
All’s Well That Ends Well – Parolles


MacBeth – MacDuff
Coriolanus – Auffidius
Henry V – Dauphin

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